FALLS CITY, Neb. – Both Falls City Public Schools and Falls City Sacred Heart will not have class on the day of the solar eclipse.
“The decision comes after safety concerns as the event presents potential dangers to students if viewed without proper eye protection,” Falls City Superintendent Tim Heckenlively said in a press release to News Channel Nebraska. “Another concern is traffic, as a major influx of visitors are expected to travel to the Falls City area to watch the eclipse.”
Two blocks in downtown Falls City will be closed on Aug. 21 for “Dine in the Dark.” Restaurants will serve diners outside during the eclipse.
Both schools will be sending home solar eclipse informational material with students on Aug. 18th and all students will receive solar viewing glasses.
School will resume as scheduled on Aug. 22nd.